These species where found around Apollo Bay during our visit.
My favourite at Shelly Beach wasn’t the shells, but the sheer amount of sponges that had washed up. There was so many different varieties and textures.
These photos focus on the different types that I had found. In the future, I’d love to get more artistic photos where I muck around with the lighting. I’m not sure whether these are good enough for identification, although I doubt you’d be able to go to species. It’s something I will monitor for future trips.
I didn’t think it was as good as it has been on previous visits, however it’s always worth checking. There was a decent variety in the areas we checked, most of which was found by Sethy.
The photos themselves are mediocre. I didn’t want to take the digital camera in such wet conditions and my smartphone has cracks that have damaged the camera. It’s especially noticeable in poor lighting conditions. I think we did a good job considering 🙂
Paradise is always one of my favourite places to visit when in Apollo Bay. The trail was so muddy that I didn’t dare go too far down the hidden path. I’d tried that in 2019 and slipped, getting a very muddy bottom.
Seth and I walked back to the picnic area next to the River and just sat in nature. We saw many eastern yellow robins and got glimpses of other birds. It was very beautiful and relaxing.